Weekly Photo Challenge – The Golden Hour

Bastienne Harbor and Nevis

Bastienne Harbor and Nevis

The Golden Hour – whether after sunrise or before sunset – that time that we  photographers seek. When shadows lengthen and the light softens, magic happens in front of our lens. For this week’s challenge, I chose a shot I took last summer in Bastienne Harbor on the island of St. Kitts. Just before sunset, the flag of St. Kitts flies from the stern of the Caribbean Explorer II. In the distance, the cloud covered volcano rises above the horizon on the island of Nevis. I could not contain my excitement as we embarked on a week of scuba diving and underwater photography in the lesser Antilles.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Nostalgic

Pueblo Living

Pueblo Living

For this week’s challenge, I chose a photo that I took yesterday of the Taos Pueblo. A Unesco World Heritage site, this group of one thousand year old buildings nestled at the base of the sacred Taos Mountain is an active cultural center. Members of the Taos Pueblo maintain their ancestral homes and most stay here for ceremonial days and some live here full time. I chose this shot for “nostalgic” because this place represents both the times gone by as well as an active life for the indigenous people of this region. It is a very special place with a powerful sense of history and living energy.

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